America Pacifica by Anna North review

By Craig Ranapia In Books

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7th January, 2012
“The future ain’t what it used to be” is a glum aphorism that can be attributed to Yogi Berra or Paul Valéry according to your pretension. In Anna North’s debut novel, America Pacifica, the future is exactly what it always is. The eponymous island is a microcosm of the United States abandoned as the rest of the world is swallowed by ice. Most of the inhabitants are desperately poor and hungry, while a reclusive dictator and his corporate cronies eat steak ...

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